It was light coming out of darkness, like the sun rising out of the sea.  It was stillness and unspeakable relief following in the wake of a storm.  It was hope rising out of shuddering despair.  It was life springing like a lily, like a rose out of death.― Fredrick Buechner It is not easy to

Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us. ― John R.W. Stott But don’t forget this:  Jesus is not just a king; he’s a king on a cross.  If he were only a king on a throne, you’d submit to him just because you

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go.  My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” ― Abraham Lincoln “The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come

We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense.  We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.    —Oswald Chambers I have so much to do that I shall spend the first